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date: 26 March 2023

psychoneuromuscular theory 

The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine

Michael Kent

A theory postulated to explain the positive effects of motor imagery. It suggests that vivid, imagined events produce neuromuscular responses similar to those of an actual experience. That is, the images produced in the brain transmit impulses to the muscles for the execution of the imagined skill, although these impulses may be so minor that they do not actually produce movement or the movement may be undetectable. Support for this theory comes from a number of sources. For example, ... ...

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